Young Rangers 


Young Rangers offers young people (aged 12-16) new opportunities for exploration, learning and adventure in the great outdoors. 

Led by qualified and experienced outdoor leaders and providing young people with meaningful and fun activities in the special landscape of the Shropshire Hills.

photograph of different young rangers activitiesSummer 2022

(for booking and further information on each activity, please click on the hyperlinks below)


What Lives in the Woods?

Mon 27th June, 6:30-9pm & Sat 9th July 1:30-4pm,  Poles Coppice (Pontesbury)

This will be a two-part Young Rangers activity involving wildlife tracking and camera trapping. Trail cameras are a great way to monitor, record and share wildlife sightings - they minimise disturbance on wildlife and capture species going about their normal behaviour.

Curlew Country

Sat 2nd July, 9:30am-4:30pm, Stiperstones

A once in a lifetime opportunity to discover one of Shropshire's most iconic and endangered species, the Eurasian Curlew, to learn about their conservation and to feed the hand-reared chicks

Real Rock Progression 1

Thurs 21st July, 9:30am - 3pm, Pontesford Rocks, Earl's Hill

Take your indoor climbing skills to new heights, in the great outdoors!

*Please note* - Due to limited spaces, only one booking slot is available per participant on the Real Rock Progression 1 and 2 activities.

Real Rock Progression 2

Sat 30th July, 9:30am - 3pm, Pontesford Rocks, Earl's Hill

With an easier mix of climbing grades, the crag on Earl's Hill is a great place to transition from indoor climbing to 'real rock' outdoors.

*Please note* - Due to limited spaces, only one booking slot is available per participant on the Real Rock Progression 1 and 2 activities.

Search and Rescue

Thurs 11th August, 9:30am-3pm, Corndon Hill

A team challenge to locate and rescue wayward wilderness walkers!


What’s involved in Young Rangers?

Action - positive and fun work to help protect and conserve some of Shropshire’s most                important wildlife, landscapes and habitats.

Skills - opportunities for outdoor learning and skills development, including countryside crafts, navigation training, bushcraft and wildlife surveying.

Leadership - finding a voice for, and promoting greater representation of young people in decisions which affect them and our local landscape.

Recognition - celebrating and receiving recognition through the John Muir Award and the AQA Unit Award Scheme.

Click here to YouTube to hear from the Clee Hill Young Rangers (pictured below)

Clee Hill Young Rangers

Help us to plan a fun and rewarding activity programme by completing this short survey: 

outdoor activity menu questionnaire

Interested in joining Young Rangers? Register here!  

register to join

For more information please contact:

  • Joe Penfold, Young Rangers Project Officer (for groups in the Pontesbury, Stiperstones, Bishops Castle and Clun area)                             or
  • Rich Morley, South Shropshire Youth Forum (for groups in the Craven Arms, Church Stretton and Clee Hill area)

Green Leaders, 17-21 year olds

Young Rangers is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Lottery Fund and the following organisations:

Heritage Fund logo South Shropshire Youth Forum logo        Shropshire's great Outdoors logo